Court denies $3 mln recovery from former airline CEO
MOSCOW, December 27 - RAPSI, Dmitry Shchitov. The court has dismissed the lawsuit filed by Domodedovo Airport's Commercial Agency to make former Samara Airline chief Evgeny Kirsanov incur joint and several liability in the amount of $3 million, the court told the Russian Legal Information agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.ru).
The court judgment says that the claimant must prove that the defendant acted unlawfully, specify the amount of the losses and indicate a causal link between the actions and the losses. However, the claimant failed to prove such actions or omissions on the part of the manager.
According to the agency, it entered into a ground services contract with Samara in 2005. The airline stopped fulfilling its contractual obligations from February 2008 and its debt to the agency has reached 97.645 million rubles ($3 million).
Samara was part of the AiRUnion alliance along with KrasAir, Domodedovo Airlines, Sibaviatrans and Omskavia. The alliance seized to exist because of its spiraling debts for fuel and ground services in the fall of 2008.